The Best Hot Chocolate!

 Think Johnny Depp in Chocolat.  This is real Columbian hot chocolate made    the traditional way in an aluminum pitcher,called a chocolatera, with real Columbian Corona chocolate. It’s made on the stove top using a very  special wooden whisk.   A molinillo  is a traditional turned wooden whisk  used in Columbia and Mexico in the preparation  of Continue Reading

Rita’s Recipes: Plum Skillet Cake

It’s time for a little coffeecake.  I love using my cast iron skillet for everything. Baking in it just seems so rustic country cozy. of course it’s perfect for corn bread. This plum cake is just right for a little Sunday afternoon kaffee und kuchen time.  Add flour to a greased Continue Reading

Rita’s Recipes: Tomato Basil Chicken

This easy recipe is done in 20 minutes and uses  fresh garden ingredients that I usually have in the house. So it’s just – defrost 2 chicken breasts and the “what’s for dinner?”  question is answered. I use my large black cast iron skillet for this., which I love.  It browns the chicken nicely Continue Reading